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How to Apply for a Marriage License in Colorado

Marriage license Laws in the state of Colorado, here is what you need to bring with you, and what you need to know about the Colorado marriage laws before filling out the Colorado marriage license form.

Akron 
Alamosa 
Aspen 
Boulder 
Breckenridge 
Brighton 
Burlington 
Castle Rock 
Canon City 
Central City 
Cheyenne Wells 
Colorado Springs 
Conejos 
Cortez 
Craig 
Cripple Creek 
Del Norte 
Delta 
Denver 
Durango 
Eagle 
Fairplay 
Fort Collins 
Fort Morgan 
Georgetown 
Glenwood Springs 
Golden 
Grand Junction 
Greeley 
Gunnison 
Holyoke 
Hot Sulpher Springs 
Kiowa 
La Junta 
Lamar 
Las Animas 
Leadville 
Littleton 
Meeker 
Montrose 
Ouray 
Pagosa Springs 
Pueblo 
Salida 
San Luis 
Steamboat Springs 
Sterling 
Telluride 
Walden 
Wallsenburg 
Wray 

In order to get married, you need to apply and receive a marriage license. This is the document in your state that allows you to officially tie the knot under the law. The rules for acquiring your marriage license varies from state to state, so you should check with your city's marriage bureau at your clerk of court's office to find out what your local rules are.

You'll typically need to apply for your marriage license at least one month before your wedding ceremony. You'll traditionally need to send in your birth certificates, tax information, and other official documents. You don't, however, want to apply for your marriage license too early. In some states, the licenses do expire, if you don't get married within a few months.

When you apply for your license, you'll not only need a proof of identification and age, will need to provide any information about previous marriages, and will need to pay a nominal fee. You will also need to have a witness when you sign the application, so plan on bringing your maid of honor or best man with you. The bride will need to know what her married name will be before she signs the marriage certificate. You'll have to write that name on the application.

And, believe it or not, just because you have your marriage license sent to you in the mail does not mean you are officially married. You need to have a justice of the peace or a religious clergyman sign the document. On your wedding day, you'll give your chaplain your marriage license, then after the ceremony, he'll sign it and send it to the proper government agency for validation.

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A marriage license may be issued in any county and used in any county in the State of Colorado. However, the license must be used within 30 days from the date of issue. The license is issued the day it is applied for and may be used immediately.

Fees:

Marriage license is $30. Cash Only. No Credit Cards or Checks Accepted.

Blood test: Blood tests are not required to obtain a marriage license.

Age Requirements: The legal age without parental consent is 18 years of age. Applicants who are 16 and 17 years of age must have parental consent from both parents. A parent who has sole custody of a minor will be required to sign a statement to this fact. If one or both of the parents cannot appear at the time of applying for the license, an absentee application may be completed and notarized ahead of time. This is to be presented when the marriage license is issued. Applicants 15 years of age or younger, must obtain a court order granting judicial approval as well as complying with the above requirements. The court order must be obtained in the county where judicial approval has been granted.

Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.

Identification: Acceptable forms for proof of age are as follows: Drivers License, Passport, Visa, Birth Certificate, Military ID, or state issued ID Card.

Social Security Number: Must be given when applying for a license. If either party does not have a social security number, they must sign an affidavit when applying for the license.

Application Form: Both male and female applicants must appear in person to complete and sign the marriage application. If one party cannot appear due to illness, is out of state, or incarcerated, he or she must obtain an ABSENTEE APPLICATION from the Clerk and Recorder's office. The party applying must bring the absentee application along with identification for the absent party. Applicants need not be residents of Colorado. ABSENTEE APPLICATIONS MUST BE NOTARIZED.

Previous Marriages: If either party has been divorced or widowed, we need to know the date, County and State. We do not need proof. The couple will be required to swear under oath that all information given is true and correct.

Ceremony: A marriage may be solemnized by a judge of a court of record, a public official whose powers include solemnization of marriages, or in accordance with any mode of solemnization recognized by any religious denomination or Indian nation or tribe. As of August 1993, a couple themselves can solemnize their own marriage.

Cousin Marriages: Yes.

Common Law Marriages: Yes. Common Law Marriage - Recognized. See, "Common Law Marriage in Colorado," 16 Colo. Law. 252 (1987); Crandall v. Resley, 804 P.2d 272 (Colo. App. 1990).

Marriage by Proxy: Yes. If a party to a marriage is unable to be present at solemnization, he may authorize in writing a third person to act as his proxy. Sec. 14-2-109(2).

Same Sex Marriages: No.

Officiants: Couples themselves may solemnize their own marriage (C.R.S 14-2-109).
They must apply for paper work from the County Courthouse in order to do this.
However, friends or relatives can not solemnize their marriage. Out-of-state Clergy
need not be registered in Colorado.

Solemnizing a Marriage: Couples themselves may solemnize their own marriage (perform one's own marriage ceremony). According to Colorado Revised Statute 14-2-109, a marriage may be solemnized by a judge of a court; by a court magistrate; by a retired judge of the court; by a public official whose powers include solemnization of marriages; by Indian tribe officials; by clergy; by the parties to the marriage. If you wish to solemnize your own marriage, you will be responsible for acquiring, completing and returning the license to marry to the appropriate county Office of the Clerk and Recorder.

Grounds for Annulment: Lack of capacity to consent at time solemnized, under-age (not cured by consent of parents or court), fraud, jest or dare, duress and impotency (unknown to other party at time of marriage), and any prohibited marriage. Sec. 14-10-111. See, "Annulments in Colorado," 22 Colo. Law. 2249 (1993).

Valid: License is valid for thirty (30) days.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80346-1530
Telephone: (303) 692-2234

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to update@usmarriagelaws.com.  Please include the state and county information.

Colorado County Clerk's Office

Adams County Clerk
Brighton, CO
303.654.6020
Alamosa County Clerk
Alamosa, CO
719.589.6681
Arapahoe County Clerk
Littleton, CO
303.795.4520
Archuleta County Clerk
Pagosa Springs, CO
970.264.5633
Bent County Clerk
Las Animas, CO
719.456.2009
Boulder County Clerk
Boulder, CO
303.441.516
Chaffee County Recorder
Salida, CO
719.539.4004
Cheyenne County Clerk
Cheyenne Wells, CO
719.767.5685
Clear Creek County Clerk
Georgetown, CO
303.569.3251
Conejos County Clerk
Conejos, CO
719.376.5422
Costilla County Clerk
San Luis, CO
719.672.3301
Delta County Clerk
Delta, CO
970.874.2150
Denver County Clerk
Denver, CO
720.913.1311
Douglas County Clerk
Castlerock, CO
303.660.7469
Eagle County Clerk
Eagle, CO
970.328.8710
El Paso County Clerk
Colorado Spring, CO
719.520.6200
Elbert County Clerk
Kiowa, CO
303.621.3129
Fremont County Clerk
Canon City, CO
719.275.1522
Garfield County Clerk
Glenwood Spring, CO
970.945.2377
Gilpin County Clerk
Central City, CO
303.582.5321
Grand County Clerk
Hot Sulpher Spring, CO
303.725.3347
Gunnison County Clerk
Gunnison, CO
970.641.1516
Huerfano County Clerk
Wallsenburg, CO
719.738.2380
Jackson County Clerk
Walden, CO
970.723.4334
Jefferson County Clerk
Golden, CO
303.271.8168
Kit Carson County Clerk
Burlington, CO
719.346.8638
La Plata County Clerk
Durango, CO
970.382.6283
Lake County Clerk
Leadville, CO
719.486.1410
Larimer County Clerk
Ft.Collins, CO
970.498.7860
Las Animas County
Trinidad, CO
719.846.3314
Logan County Recorders
Sterling, CO
970.522.1544
Mesa County Clerk
Grand Junction, CO
970.244.1670
Moffat County Clerk
Craig, CO
970.824.5484
Montezuma County Clerk
Cortez, CO
970.565.3728
Montrose County Clerk
Montrose, CO
970.249.3362
Morgan County Clerk
Fort Morgan, CO
970.867.5616
Otero County Clerk
La Junta, CO
719.383.3020
Ouray County Clerks
Ouray, CO
970.325.4961
Park County Clerk
Fairplay, CO
719.836.2771
Phillips County Clerk
Holyoke, CO
970.854.3131
Pitkin County Clerk
Aspen, CO
970.920.5180
Prowers County Clerk
Lamar, CO
719.336.4337
Pueblo County Clerk
Pueblo, CO
719.583.6000
Rio Blanco County
Meeker, CO
970.878.5068
Rio Grande County Clerk
Del Norte, CO
719.657.3334
Routt County Clerk
Steamboat Springs, CO
970.879.1710
San Juan County Clerk
Silverton, CO
303.387.5671
San Miguel County Clerk
Telluride, CO
970.728.3954
Summit County Clerk
Breckenridge, CO
970.453.3475
Teller County Clerk
Cripple Creek, CO
719.689.2951
Washington County Clerk
Akron, CO
970.345.6565
Weld County Clerk
Greeley, CO
970.353.3840
Yuma County Clerk
Wray, CO
970.332.5809


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